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Kate Winslet is The Reader

Kate Winslet is The Reader

Kate Winslet confers with director Stephen Daldry on the set of their new period drama The Reader in Sasony, Germany on Tuesday.

The Reader is based on the best-selling post-WWII novel by German author Bernhard Schlink, in which a young man obsessed with an older woman is forced to face the awful truth at a war crimes trial. Kate, 32, and Ralph Fiennes, 45, star in the lead roles.

This is the film that Winslet originally turned down the offer due to a scheduling conflict with her other film Revolutionary Road. Nicole Kidman then accepted the role but later backed out because of her pregnancy. Winslet‘s schedule cleared up again and then agreed to to replace Kidman. As it turns out, Daldry got his first choice!

The Reader tentatively will open Dec. 12, 2008.

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41 Responses to “Kate Winslet is The Reader”

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  1. 1
    nililah Says:

    waow happy that Kate got this film:)
    love kate!!

  2. 2
    sheryl Says:

    I love Kate…she’s so great.

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  4. 4
    Helena Says:

    Surprised Kidman dropped considering she has a non existent bump!

  5. 5
    Alice Says:

    Yay Kate the great!!! I’m very happy to see her on another set!
    gooo KATE >__<

  6. 6
    og Says:

    She is seen on S e e k i n gR i c h .c o m..Is her s ingle now?

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    bear Says:

    yay I would much rather watch the beautiful and talented Kate Winslet then Nicole Kidman who can’t even move her face at this point. She was the first choice anyway. This is great for Kate. She has this coming out and Revolutionary Road with Leo. It’s going to be her year. If anyone’s seen her on Extras she did the hilarious skit about how if you do a film about the Holocaust, you are guaranteed an Oscar. Wouldn’t it be ironic if this film is the one she finally does win her Oscar for? ha ha ha. That Extras clip will come back to haunt her then. Anyway she looks so adorable and I can’t wait to see this film and RR. She is such a brilliant and radiant actress.

  8. 8
    Helena Says:

    #8, I noticed the irony in that, too!

  9. 9
    oBSERVER Says:

    Wow! I actually read the book. It was very enjoyable, I remember. Wish I had kept the book in which case I’d go back and read it again.

  10. 10
    Isis Says:

    Love Kate, hope that she wins the Oscar in 2009! She deserves it so much! After been nominated for 5 (!?) times!

  11. 11
    Anna Says:

    Aehm…… is actually called SAXONY, not sasony.
    Just because.
    Thank you.

  12. 12
    halle Says:

    she is so ugly, the most ugly in Hollywood, really guys!

  13. 13
    louise Says:

    no matter what people say, the role was perfect on Nicole.i read the book and i’m not imagine Kate fits in, but let’s see…

  14. 14
    wendy Says:

    Louise, i totally agree with you. both Kidman and Winslet are brave and talented actress, but i imagine Nicole fitting better in this role than Kate. i hope i’m wrong because i love Daldry and i hop he has sucess with this!

  15. 15
    helder Says:

    she is a fine actor but so ugly…God!

  16. 16
    jami Says:

    I love Kate! She is the epitomy of class and a wonderful actress. More celebrities should be like her.

  17. 17
    vince Says:

    in my humble opinion no one in Hollywood can make that icy-***** role as Nicole. she was divine in GC and To Die For. this character from what i have been reading is an example of that, so i would prefer Nic.

  18. 18
    ginger Says:

    Nicole and Kate are my favorite actress at the moment, so i was happy before and now i’m also happy! lucky girl i am!

  19. 19
    louise Says:

    vince, don’t forget Margot at the Weeding, she was great in it too..i still can’t believe why she wasn’t nominated for an oscar…unbelievable…

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    hmmm Says:

    kate looks like she would be the older one.

  21. 21
    Anne Says:

    I love the book and I coudn’t imagine Kidman playing the role of Hanna Schmitz. Does someone know who is playing the role of the young Michael Berg, later played by Ralph Fiennes?

  22. 22
    Alice Says:

    OMG …… Kate is ugly??????? she’s only the most naturally, elegant and beautiful actress in a sky full of botox and plastic stars…!

  23. 23
    Ali Says:

    ^I agree. She is not ugly! Are you blind!?

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    anna Says:

    Anne, the young Michael is played by German actor David Kross.

    I think it’s funny so many people here think Nicole would have been the better choice. I read the book, too, and I think Kate is perfect! :)

  25. 25
    zoe Says:

    #12, 15 both needs to take a good look at themself in the mirror. kate is one of the most beautiful woman in hollywood. those photos did not do justice for her.
    i think both nicole and kate would’ve done a great job, they’re both great actresses!

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